The Gault Center serves as the national clearinghouse of youth defense resources.
To improve the quality of and access to youth defense, we create and distribute resources youth defenders can use to enhance their representation of children in court and to reform state and local policies that impact young people.
Our resource library provides a wide range of resources for youth defenders, policy advocates, juvenile legal system stakeholders, youth and families, lawmakers, media, and the general public. If you’re a youth defender or other member of a youth defense team, please sign up to access our defender-only resources.
The Center has also compiled a number of special collections of resources, including a trial manual, resources on racial justice, and more. See the special collections below, or browse the whole resource library.